13 June 1763
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
French Premier. Opera Divertissement after act 2 of opera Ismene et Ismenias by Jean- Benjamin Borde. 1st ballet d'action on a French operatic stage. Choreography Vestris after Noverre's premier 4 months previously in Stuttgart, where Vestris danced the part of Jason. It is suggested he 'stole' Noverre's choreography and passed off as his own. Castings: Jason: Gaetan Vestris; Medea: Marie- Francoise Lyonnois; Creusa: Teresa Vestris; Jealousy: Marie Allard; Revenge: Marguerite- Angelique Peslin.